The Tea And Teeth Question

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What do you call a dentist who doesn’t like tea?
Why, Denis, of course.

Joking aside, a common concern for patients can be stained teeth. Today, let’s talk a little bit about a common cause of tooth staining: dark beverages including tea.

Over time tea can stain the plaque that may eventually turn into tartar. Plaque can be brushed and flossed away. Thorough daily rituals of oral cleaning are valuable for this. Tartar (which forms if the plaque remains on the teeth for over 24 hours) on the other hand will need to be removed in office during a teeth cleaning appointment. Either way, between cleanings a wise method for avoiding tea staining is to rinse with water after drinking tea or to eat something and then to be sure to brush and floss all surfaces of the teeth at the end of the day.

If the color of your teeth is still unsatisfactory after a professional cleaning, there is always teeth whitening as an option. Our other services include:
teeth whitening
dental bridges
sedation dentistry
porcelain crowns
porcelain veneers

The cost of living is going up in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Greenwood Village. Come in and let us share our competitive pricing, financial options and superb service with you. Cosmetic dentistry may be less costly than you think.

We would love to do dental implants if that appeals to you. These services include veneers, dental implants, crowns, partials, and much more!

Now you know that tea doesn’t have to stain teeth permanently. What’s your next question?

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center:

720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

Posted in General Dentistry

Damon Smiles, Invisalign, Ceramic, And Lingual Braces

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If you are considering having your teeth aligned, this post is for you. Today’s article provides details about some of the newest types of braces.

Two proprietary orthodontic systems are Invisalign and Damon Smiles. The Damon Smiles device uses the traditional teeth-straightening method while Invisalign takes an entirely new approach.

With old-school metal braces, the wires are connected to the teeth with brackets. Damon Smiles created the passive slide mechanism. The wires in Damon Smiles braces pass through a clear plastic bracket that allows the wire to gently move as teeth are pulled into place. Many orthodontists and patients believe this unprecedented system provides more flexibility, less pressure, and less friction.

The name Invisalign is an apt description of what this technologically-advanced system does: align teeth invisibly. With Invisalign, patients receive custom plastic aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. Every couple of weeks, as the teeth move, the patient changes the aligners. Patients appreciate the fact that Invisalign trays are barely noticeable and they don’t restrict a normal diet. It is also helpful that they are easy to keep clean.

Two variations on conventional braces are ceramic braces and lingual braces. Note that these terms are not brand names.

Ceramic braces work just like traditional metal braces except they are far less noticeable. The brackets on the teeth are made of tooth-colored ceramic and they also offer the option of tooth-colored wires.

Lingual braces are also constructed similar to traditional metal braces, except they are positioned on the inside of teeth – tongue side.

Each of these systems has pros and cons with price being an important factor for many orthodontic patients. For an evaluation of your orthodontic needs and a recommendation on which system to elect, call 720-306-8057 to schedule an appointment at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center.

We are passionate about first rate dental care including comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Whether you need an exam and cleaning or a complete cosmetic dental smile makeover, we look forward to serving you.

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center:

720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

Posted in Family Dentistry

Healthy Habits To Keep You Smiling

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In today’s post, we will focus on important behaviors that impact oral health. Of course, effective brushing and flossing are two essential habits for healthy teeth, but there are many more things we can do to keep a healthy smile.

Diet Do’s

  • Do eat a nutritious diet with a variety of foods. This is required for overall physical health and a strong immune system.
  • Do consume calcium-rich dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt to neutralize acids that are dangerous to enamel.

Diet Don’ts

  • Don’t eat sugary foods. Sugar triggers the production of harmful cavity-causing acids that weaken enamel and lead to cavities.
  • Don’t snack throughout the day. This revs up plaque production and subjects the teeth to continual contact with acids.
  • Don’t chew on ice. (It really can crack teeth.)
  • Don’t drink energy drinks. They have many substances that are dangerous to teeth.

Other Important Tips

  • Don’t use your teeth as tools. It is wiser to cut that knotted shoelace than to gnaw at it to try to untangle it.
  • Don’t get piercings in or around your mouth.
  • Don’t ignore tooth pain or sensitivity.
  • If you have children, meet with Drs. Almeida about water fluoridation. If your municipal water supply is not fluoridated, you may want to give your children fluoride supplements.
  • Don’t use a medium or hard bristle toothbrush. It can damage gums.
  • If you have an eating disorder – seek professional help immediately. Bulimia and anorexia are extremely damaging to teeth. (Not to mention the toll they take on the heart and other organs.)

We encourage all of our patients to maintain a lifestyle that advances dental health as well as overall physical health. At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center, we serve the Lone Tree area with exceptional dental care including general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and porcelain crowns.

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center:

720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

Posted in Family Dentistry

Making The Cost Of Dental Treatment Palatable At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center

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A healthy smile is priceless and superior dental care is a worthwhile investment in your quality of life. But the cost for treatment and precision restorations can sometimes be prohibitive. Knowing what to expect price-wise can make your dental visit more palatable.

Obviously, the cost of some procedures such as crowns versus fillings are dependent upon unknown factors. X-rays can show the basic problem but sometimes the extent of the damage isn’t clear until we get in there. Our caring staff works to offer estimates based on best-case and worst-case scenarios.

Nailing down the cost is much easier once the overall treatment plan is established. We’ll perform an oral exam, review your dental history, and talk to you before we give you an estimate. The price is influenced by the current condition of your teeth, your cosmetic goals, and long-term functionality.

Usually, the cost of treatments such as teeth whitening, dental implants, veneers, denture fittings, and the price of cosmetic dentistry can be explained at the initial consultation with us. We encourage our patients to take some time to review the options before they settle upon  which elective procedures to pursue. We never pressure our patients to make a quick decision about something as critical as dental treatment.

Here at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center, we are enthusiastic about customized patient-focused care. Often the treatment plan will be extended over several visits to allow healing and adjustment in the mouth before doing more work.

With restorations, the most conservative treatment is always preferred. The cost is weighed with priority for adequate eating and speaking functionality. Personal confidence in appearance is also taken into account and given priority.

Drs. Almeida have been practicing warm and comfortable dentistry since 1977. If you are in the market for porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers but are worried about how much it will set you back or whether your insurance company covers the procedure, then call 720-306-8057 today and let us look into it for you.

Feel free to shop around and compare our reasonably priced prices to other dentists in the area – but be wary of bargain-basement dental advertisements. Many ads present a false picture of the actual cost of the treatment. And, do you really want to trust your smile to the lowest bidder?

Thank you for visiting our blog.

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center:

720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

Posted in Dental Crowns

Drs. Almeida Knows When A Simple Problem Can Become Serious

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Today in the Lone Tree family dentist blog, we are going to discuss those small irritations in the mouth that have the potential to become big problems.

Injuries, sores, or inflammation in the mouth can be very uncomfortable. These non-specific irritations, called stomatitis, have many different causes. They may be cause by cold sores, gum disease, or biting the inside of your mouth. They may also be cause by the irritation that results from broken teeth or braces.

In fact, any inflammation of the membranes in the mouth can be classified as stomatitis. Stomatitis can affect a person’s ability to speak, eat, and even to fall asleep at night. These pests can really have an impact on the lives of Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, and Littleton residents!

The good news is that most of these irritations clear up on their own in less than two weeks. However, there is a possibility that a viral or bacterial infection can occur, so it’s important to let your Denver dentist know about these sores. Even if there are no complications, your dentist can help you treat the symptoms of stomatitis with pain relievers and at-home remedies such as salt water rinses.

Hi. We’re Drs. Almeida & Bell. We take care of patients in the Denver area at our comfortable and friendly Lone Tree dental office. We want our patients to have the best oral health possible. If you have any questions about a smile makeover, give us a call at 720-306-8057.

Common cosmetic dentistry procedures used in smile makeovers include teeth whitening, gum contouring, veneers, dental bonding, and dental implants.

We hope to see you in our Lone Tree office soon!

The following online article was used as source material for this blog:
“Stomatitis”, WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/stomatitis-causes-treatment, accessed on September 11, 2013

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sleep dentistry is perfectly safe. At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center, we have been providing sedation since 1977. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time required to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health issues. Call 720-306-8057 to schedule a consultation.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry–we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated–but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable, relaxed, and understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals have been putting children at ease since 1977.

Regular dental check-ups are vital for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

We offer full-service dental care including teeth whitening, dental bridges, and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center in Lone Tree.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Sedation Dentistry

Teeth Look Too Short? Lengthen Them!

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Most people who are considering cosmetic dentistry know about cosmetic dental procedures frequently advertised in the Denver area.

This includes porcelain veneers: a custom-made, wafer-thin covering permanently attached to the front of a tooth to make it stain-free and perfectly shaped. Veneers can repair small chips and cracks in teeth. Many Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center patients get minimally invasive veneers on their top six teeth for a dramatic improvement.

Orthodontia has received a lot of attention over the past twenty years with the introduction of invisible and short-term braces. Braces are not only for ‘tweens and teenagers. Often, our adult patients choose to straighten their teeth with invisible braces and achieve unforgettable smiles.

Used for generations, porcelain crowns continue to restore decayed or damaged teeth while providing beauty, strength and natural function. Porcelain crowns are also used with industry-leading dental implants to restore missing teeth.

A lesser-known cosmetic dental procedure is teeth lengthening. If you feel that your teeth appear too short or that your smile exposes more gum than you would like (a ‘gummy smile’), you may be interested in crown lengthening.

Crown lengthening surgery is a safe and effective procedure that exposes more of the visible part of the tooth while minimizing the vertical length of exposed gum tissue.

When a gummy smile is corrected, our Lone Tree crown lengthening patients are often surprised at how it positively affects their whole face. They love their new smile which reveals pleasing, symmetrical portions of their upper teeth that have been hidden under gum tissue their whole life.

Sometimes, dentists use the crown lengthening procedure when a tooth is fractured at the gumline. The surgery makes tooth structure accessible for the necessary restoration.

Digital imaging helps dentists perform crown lengthening with precision. A highly-detailed, 3-D image of tooth and bone structure allows the cosmetic dentist to contour a gumline to the patient’s exact specifications.

If you would like to find out if crown lengthening is right for you, schedule a consultation by calling Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center at 720-306-8057. We are located at 8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200 in Lone Tree. We look forward to showing you photos of crown lengthening patients who are enjoying their new look.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers: 7 Fast Fixes For Lone Tree Smiles

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Hi! Welcome to the Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center dental blog, where we take the time to answer some of the questions dental patients in the Denver area are curious about. Today’s focus is on fabulous veneers, which are used extensively in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental veneers (also called laminates) are custom-made to permanently cover the front part of one or more teeth. Wafer-thin, super-strong veneers correct a variety of problems, including:

1. Chips
2. Cracks
3. Stains
4. Teeth that are misshapen
5. Teeth that are too short
6. Teeth that are misaligned
7. Gaps between teeth

When you get veneers, your dentist will first make a model of your teeth. Then, a dental technician uses the model to create the veneers. In some veneer procedures, a small amount of the enamel from the face of the tooth has to be removed so the veneers can be placed. In such cases, the procedure is irreversible.

If you are in the Littleton area and are looking for a family, general or cosmetic dentist, give Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center a call. Dr. Almeida and Bell have been practicing advanced dentistry in Lone Tree, Colorado since 1977. The art and science of cosmetic dentistry is our passion.

Please call 720-306-8057 and a member of our warm and comfortable staff can answer any questions you have about veneers, teeth whitening, invisible braces, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, general dental care, or smile makeovers.

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/v/veneers.aspx, accessed on February 12, 2013

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Porcelain Veneers

Want To Perk Up Your Smile?

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To upgrade your smile, all you need to do is pick up the phone and make an appointment with Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center.

A Smile You Want to Show Off

A whiter smile can change your life dramatically. Many of our patients feel more assertive in personal and professional settings with their new, whiter smiles. White teeth brighten your smile and give you a reason to show them off. Who doesn’t need another reason to smile?

We can help you beautify your teeth through a number of solutions that range in cost. The least pricey teeth whitening treatments are those that you can do yourself at home. The quickest and easiest are the in-office professional teeth bleaching treatments.

If you are interested in a sparkling smile, give us a call at 720-306-8057 to make a teeth whitening appointment. The hardest part will be dialing the phone, and in no time we’ll have you smiling bright.

More Problems? We Have Solutions

Perhaps your teeth have additional issues besides dull color. We can help you with all types of issues including chipped teeth, crooked teeth, uneven gumline, and even missing teeth.

The warm and comfortable team of dental professionals at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center provide the full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental services including sedation dentistry, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.

 

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry

Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? When you opened your mouth to laugh or yawn, people could see only pearly white molar surfaces. (Unless, of course, you had been munching Oreos.)

If you are like many adults, you started developing cavities fairly young and started receiving the ubiquitous silver amalgam fillings. As the years went by, two fillings became three. If you didn’t drink fluoridated water, three fillings may have became four. Now, when you open wide, others see a mouthful of metal.

Fortunately, those with silver amalgam fillings can regain the smile of their youth. The replacement of silver fillings with composite tooth-colored fillings is a relatively inexpensive cosmetic dental procedure available at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center that can transform a smile just as dramatically as more extensive cosmetic dental treatment.

Composite fillings are a natural, tooth-colored material made up of a mixture of glass or quartz and resin. They are strong and durable when bonded to the tooth with adhesive.

Hopefully, you don’t have a new cavity. But if you do, you can start off with a white composite filling. In addition to the cosmetic advantages over silver, the preparation requires the removal of less healthy tooth structure. A conservative restoration leaves you with more of nature’s superior dental material — your own enamel and dentin.

To improve your smile by replacing silver-mercury fillings, schedule a cosmetic dental consultation today: 720-306-8057. We will develop a treatment plan to address all areas of concern. If you have your teeth lightened in combination with silver filling replacement, you’ll be delighted with your new dazzling smile.

Ask us about teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry and porcelain crowns. We look forward to meeting you. Call us today at 720-306-8057.

 

Contact Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center: 720-306-8057

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

8683 E Lincoln Ave, Ste 200
Lone Tree, Colorado
80124

 

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